Striated Anglerfish Dangling Its Lure on Video


Over the weekend, we got to spend a little more time at Fish Gallery’s Houston store, which means we also got more footage of some entertaining aquarium fish. The latest oddball fish to grace our video collection is the always fun Striated Anglerfish (Antennarius striatus). As can be seen in the clip above, the fish actively waves its first dorsal spine in an attempt to lure fish in close to its mouth. The modified dorsal spine has obviously turned into a lure at some point in the development of the species, allowing the fish to sit stationary while still able to hunt. As for locomotion, the fish bounces around on four fins that have been modified into walking legs.


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